Mechanical Systems Engineer

US-FL-Kennedy Space Center
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Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Support the NASA ELV office on the Vencore team in a wide range of engineering tasks, including tracking the design, development, manufacturing, testing, processing, launch performance and troubleshooting of launch mechanical systems used by Pegasus, Antares, Atlas, Delta and Falcon 9 for NASA missions and next generation vehicles. These tasks will involve heavy communication with both NASA and Launch Vehicle Contractor (LVC) engineers to ensure mission success on future NASA ELV launches.


Candidate will contribute to and present at engineering review boards on related concerns that affect future missions along with attending and contributing to LVC design reviews, NASA readiness reviews, hardware inspections and major operations at the various KSC, CCAFS and VAFB facilities. The candidate shall evaluate design, analyses, manufacturing, verification, validation, assembly, integration, testing, checkout, pre-launch preparations and launch for compliance with applicable requirements. Must be able to assess both core vehicle and mission-specific items implemented by the commercial launch provider for compliance with applicable interface control documentation, industry best practices, NASA launch service contract technical requirements, and the commercial launch provider's own internal guidelines and specifications. Candidate will be required to clearly and concisely document findings and concerns and present to fellow engineers and NASA engineering management.


Requires 0 to 2 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years no degree.


The position requires a bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, along with zero to two years experience in an engineering environment working with and around mechanical systems, preferably in the ELV community.

The candidate must be capable of comprehending mechanical drawings, manipulating 3D models, and performing minor calculations for sanity checking of existing designs and proposed design changes to provide an independent assessment of possible critical technical issues.

Candidate should be able to learn and understand some or all of the Space Launch Vehicle Mechanical/Structural engineering flight and ground sub-systems: i.e.-structures, composite materials, payload adapters, mechanical separation systems, and associated pneumatics systems.

Familiarity of common Military Standards, Mechanical design principles, and design and test background is a plus.




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